Current GW Student Application

Apply to Honors as a GW Freshman

Current students at the George Washington University who wish to apply to the University Honors Program must be in the second semester of their freshman year (rising sophomores).

Before You Apply

Familiarize yourself with the Honors Program mission and curriculum. There are no minimum requirements to apply, but you should be aware that the Honors Program requires all students to maintain a GPA sufficient to graduate with a 3.0. Additionally, any student accepted will be required to enroll in a special course, Enlightenment: East & West, for the fall semester in addition to meeting other program requirements. You'll find more information about this course on the application itself.

How To Apply

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019. The application is available here. When complete, please return the application to the Honors Program office at 714 21st Street, NW. The deadline to apply is January 25, 2019. Please contact us with any questions.


Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend an information session held at 714 21st Street at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 5 PM
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 5 PM